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Consumer Prices Hold Steady

Consumer prices seem to be holding steady in Israel.

The cost-of-living index rose by 1.3 percent in November, the same increase as in November 1989 and less than the 1.6 percent rise generally expected for the month, according to figures released by the Central Bureau of Statistics.

The annual inflation rate now stands at 18.4 percent.

The November figures brought the consumer price index to 175.6 points on a baseline of 100 established in 1987. In October it stood at 173.4 points.